~ 1964/ 1965 New York World's Fair ~

From the WAXIPEDIA ARCHIVES comes this dedication guide for the WALTER'S INTERNATIONAL WAX MUSEUM that ran at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. 

Established by brother Lou and Manny Walter, the exhibition expanded upon the hugely successful PARIS SPECTACULAR WAX MUSEUM the pair showed at Seattle, Washington's Century 21 Exposition in 1962. Following this dedication on October 1, 1963, the brother's would commission famed American wax sculptress Katherine Stubergh (who ironically created a competing wax museum during the Seattle Fair) to sculpt dozens of wax figures to add during the museum's two years in New York. John F. Kennedy, Frankenstein, Frank Sinatra and Jesus were but a few that would join the original display's created by Pierre Iman's of Paris, France (which can be seen in the photographs of this book). Walter's International Wax Museum would end up being one of the most popular pavilions at the Fair and the display would later be moved to Anaheim, California. 

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